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[Suggestion] Switch 6x6 and 7x7 speedsolve on weekly competition to Mean of 3

Mo3 or Ao5 for big cubes?

  • Mo3

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Ao5

    Votes: 7 63.6%

  • Total voters
Jul 7, 2016
Colorado Springs
Thread starter #1
6x6 and 7x7 are the two longest speedsolve events in the WCA. Usually, it takes the average fast speedcuber around 3 minutes or so for 6x6 and 4-5 or so minutes for 7x7. Putting that all together, including scrambling, it usually takes maybe 20-25 minutes and 35-40 minutes to compete in 6x6 and 7x7 for the average speedcuber. This is WAY TOO LONG and the average of 5 formats demotivates many people from competing in the event on the weekly competitions.

My suggestion is to switch to mean of three formats for 6x6 and 7x7, like the WCA. This would be more accurate and would make it much easier to compete in these events. There are many other cons to average of 5 on the speedsolving forums than just these and I see no point in of Average of 5 being used for these events.

I'd like to know what the community thinks of this suggestion too. Feel free to express your opinions by discussing and voting on the poll above.
Jul 12, 2018
I enjoy the larger amount of solves because it's a weekly competition - you can do one solve per day and still have 2 days free to catch up on missed solves. WCA competitions only have an hour or two for dozens of people to solve their 6x6/7x7, so an Ao5 would take far too long. When you have an entire week to complete the solves at your own leisure, this is no longer an issue. I'd say Ao5 is perfectly fine.